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Fic: Simple Thing (Double Drabble #22)
B&W B/B - lerdo
only_more_love
Title: Simple Thing
Characters:  Booth, Brennan
Rating: K or PG
Timeframe: Sometime after Santa in the Slush, but no spoilers for that episode.
Words: 200
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.

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The quiet of her apartment generally comforts her, but tonight it bumps against her skin in a way that leaves her feeling empty. So without really thinking about it, Brennan finds herself standing outside his apartment with a large box of pizza in her hands. The door finally opens after three knocks. Booth clutches a crumpled napkin in his hand. Lifting an eyebrow, he says, "Sorry, you have the wrong apartment. I didn't order any pizza."

His response irritates her; she doesn't know why. Not bothering to answer, she goes to leave. Before she's taken a single step, his hand wraps around her bicep and turns her around. "Hey, Bones, it was just a joke." His voice softens. "A dumb joke." He dips his head to look directly in her eyes. "Come on in."

She motions toward his napkin. "It looks like you're already eating dinner. I don't want to... I'll—"

"Shh. I've always got room for pizza."

His hand still rests on her arm, and she finds she doesn't mind it. When he tugs her inside, she doesn't resist. A smile lights his dark eyes and when he says, "I'm glad you stopped by," she realizes she is, too.

*grin* There's something simply comforting about this. I'm finding myself (rather irrationally, I'd say) wanting to hug this drabble, but since I can't...
*hugs you* Bravo :)

Thanks, Ren. *hugs you back* I'm glad this had that kind of feeling for you; that's how it felt to me, too. Nothing extraordinary–just two friends keeping each other company. :)

Very nice. It's romantic without calling for a fancy special occasion to make it romantic. It's very B/B.

Thank you, Terra. I'm glad the simplicity of this didn't put you off. :)

Simple but perfect. It's tyical Brennan cuteness. And I loved Booth's joke =D

"I'm glad you stopped by," she realizes she is, too.

Yes, me too hihi

The title of this reminds me of Keane: "Oh simple thing, where have you gone?"

That song gives me warm fuzzies and so does this story. It's very...calming, if that makes sense. Sometimes we just need some company.

The title of this reminds me of Keane: "Oh simple thing, where have you gone?"

*g* Ding ding! You're right, it's from Somewhere Only We Know. I love Keane.

That song gives me warm fuzzies and so does this story. It's very...calming, if that makes sense.

Glad this gave you warm fuzzies. There's no high drama in this, just someone who feels a little lonely and seeks out a friend in order to assuage that loneliness. And yes, your comments made sense.

Sometimes we just need some company.

Exactly. :)

Thank you for commenting.

*grins* So super cute! :D

Great drabble!

Thanks, Sara. BTW, your icon is making me drool. *g*

Nice to know they eat something other than Thai food. *smiles*

in my my mind, the follow-up to this drabble is eat-eat-banter-banter-kiss--kiss-wild-hot-sex-pizza-leftovers-silly-grins.

*is grinning like a silly person*

this is wonderful btw! what kind of pizza were they having? :D

wow nice...glad you're posting again.

Thanks.

glad you're posting again.

*scratches head in confusion* I don't think I'd stopped; perhaps you're thinking of someone else.

Not only does he always have room for pizza; he always has room for Brennan. :D

You got it! :)

Thanks for reading.

Edited at 2008-01-31 05:04 pm (UTC)

Ooh! So much was said about their relationship in so few words. It was so intimate, and gosh, I just want to sigh and squee at the same time.

Thanks. :)

They make me sigh and squee too. Is it April yet?

Pretty drabble. I really liked it.

"I'm glad you stopped by."
Great line

Thanks, Emily. :) Glad you liked this.

This is the first time that I leave a comment to you, so hello! I love all your bones fics and I love your drabbles. You catch short scenes of a relationship so vividly that I can see them clearly in my mind and your characterization is perfect. Thanks!

Thank you, Ana. And hello to you, too. :) I'm very happy you're able to picture Booth and Brennan in these drabbles.

And, once again: I can see this happening in season 3. and yes - they are both glad she stopped by.

I must share: I am waiting for the episode wherein we zoom into Booth's apartment, through his foyer, to his bedroom, to shoes on the floor, clothes on the floor, and Brennan (yes!!) in his bed.

I must share: I am waiting for the episode wherein we zoom into Booth's apartment, through his foyer, to his bedroom, to shoes on the floor, clothes on the floor, and Brennan (yes!!) in his bed.

Forgive me, but all I'm capable of after reading that is incoherent squeeing. ;)

I think you've caught their dynamic perfectly.

Brennan immediately feeling that her gesture was somehow wrong and starting to leave, Booth realizing she doesn't comprehend that he's kidding and finally the way he makes it plain that he's glad she's there.

Thank you. :) Booth has a very nice touch with people. I think he doesn't get enough credit for that.

Very sweet :) And nicely written, per usual. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks, Avery. Glad you enjoyed this. :)

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